McIlroy, Wozniacki announce engagement on Twitter

Prior to their engagement announcement on Twitter, the last public appearance for Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy was at the latter's participation in the DP World Championship in November.
Prior to their engagement announcement on Twitter, the last public appearance for Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy was at the latter's participation in the DP World Championship in November. ( Getty Images )

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So much for their relationship being on the rocks.

Rory McIlroy broke the big news via Twitter on Tuesday night, as the former World No. 1 is now engaged to tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki.

@McIlroyRory: Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!! #shesaidyes!!

Wozniacki also took to the social network to post:

@CaroWozniacki: Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!!

A spokesman for McIlroy confirmed that he popped the question in Sydney, where Wozniacki is starting to prepare for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The power duo have been dating since 2011, sometimes amid heavy scrutiny when they weren't at each other's side.

Reaction from the golf world started to roll in only moments later:

@LukeDonald: @McIlroyRory @CaroWozniacki congrats guys, & Happy New Year

@Graeme_McDowell: >>congrats guys!

@IanJamesPoulter: Congrats big boy.

@F_Molinari: @McIlroyRory congrats Rory! Great start to the new year!

- Information from the Associated Press was used in this report